Silly Plastic Pants Question

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Okay stupid question: how do I wear plastic pants?

Hear me out.. what side goes in and what side faces out? My pair have a shiny plastic/PUL side and a softer side. I wear exclusively over disposable at night to catch leaks with the plastic side in since that visually makes sense with the tag and seams. But when I do leak a little, it just puddles because there is nothing to absorb and then often leaks out the plastic pants if I move too much. Should I be putting the soft side in? The pictures on the package show the soft side out but I’m wondering if that’s just for wearing cloth diapers.
 
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It would be exactly the same; regardless if it’s cloth or disposable underneath.
 
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I wear a pair of standard tight whites over my diaper and under my plastic pants.
 
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Not a silly question really !!
Kind of like putting on some underwear ,
 
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wiliawi said:
I wear a pair of standard tight whites over my diaper and under my plastic pants.
That makes sense but seems like a lot of layers.

Does anyone anyone recommend plastic pants that have a little a absorption in them to catch leaks without having to add more layers?
 
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Those work pretty well and have built in liner
 
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HockeyGuy said:
Okay stupid question: how do I wear plastic pants?

Hear me out.. what side goes in and what side faces out? My pair have a shiny plastic/PUL side and a softer side. I wear exclusively over disposable at night to catch leaks with the plastic side in since that visually makes sense with the tag and seams. But when I do leak a little, it just puddles because there is nothing to absorb and then often leaks out the plastic pants if I move too much. Should I be putting the soft side in? The pictures on the package show the soft side out but I’m wondering if that’s just for wearing cloth diapers.
No such thing as a stupid question, just a stupid answer.👍
 
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I wear Northshore's Trifecta, a plastic pant that has unique interior that does trap and retain small amounts of liquid.
They will be a bit more pricey than PUL pants, but they last much longer.
Remember to rise them out well after use and line dry them.

As far as which way to wear diaper covers; Their seam should always be on the inside.

If you're leaking enough to create a puddle. Please assure that you are putting your diaper on correctly by folding them in half lengthwise to reduce the fold made / caused by packaging and than stretch them lengthwise to set and verify that the side barriers are in place. If you continue to have leaks, you may need to switch to a higher capacity diaper like MEGAMAX.
 
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It’s confusing at times because some manufacturers put the seams on the outside, sulk does this…
 
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bnet said:

Those work pretty well and have built in liner
I have several of this style and wear them over a pull up style brief when going out for a longer time. They do protect against leaks that escape the pull up. I don't wear these at night though as I am totally soaked in the morning and these would not contain it all. I wear a pull on style flannel diaper from Kins over my regular ATN diaper and on many occasions it is also wet in the morning as I am a heavy sleeper and totally flood my night diaper. On top of those I wear Kins rubber pants for soft added protection that is pretty silent also.
 
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On pul pants the plastic feeling side is on the inside cloth is outside.
Just like the diaper wraps.
 
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HockeyGuy said:
Okay stupid question: how do I wear plastic pants?

Hear me out.. what side goes in and what side faces out? My pair have a shiny plastic/PUL side and a softer side. I wear exclusively over disposable at night to catch leaks with the plastic side in since that visually makes sense with the tag and seams. But when I do leak a little, it just puddles because there is nothing to absorb and then often leaks out the plastic pants if I move too much. Should I be putting the soft side in? The pictures on the package show the soft side out but I’m wondering if that’s just for wearing cloth diapers.
PUL pants typically have the polyester fabric outside and the polyurethane laminate inside. Northshore flipped theirs so that the polyester is inside and the polyurethane laminate is outside. You can try wearing your PUL pants inside out, but the sewn seams may weep more than expected. Also, the polyester fabric may be inherently hydrophobic enough that it may not help being on the inside, since you are experiencing actual puddles instead of dampness on the inside. It may be time to upgrade to a more absorbent diaper, add a booster, or change more often.
 
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CheshireCat said:
since you are experiencing actual puddles instead of dampness on the inside
Me calling it “puddles” is a bit of an exaggeration. It’s more that the tiny amount that does leak but it has no where to be absorbed so it all just spreads.

Honestly I don’t get many leaks out out the plastic pants themselves unless the diaper has a major leak which isn’t often. I think when it happens it’s because I trust the plastic pants too much and don’t change when I should. Also I think that plastic interior makes the dampness against my skin much more noticeable. So maybe I don’t really have a problem and I’m expecting too much from plastic pants.
 
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My nightime Nappy consists of lots of padding inside a disposable and the only sure way to prevent leaks when being a side sleeper is to have a PUL pant that is large enough to fold back over the disposable so that both legs and waistband are fully covered and effectively sealed in, this method has been extremely successful decor me over the last year resulting in a dry bed every morning.
 
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